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Chasing the Light: a Novel of Antarctica
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Posted on 28 Feb in Fiction. Three women battle the elements, men and each other in the quest to be the first to set foot on Antarctica. Ingrid Christensen has lived the last twenty years waiting for her husband, Lars, to make good on his promise to take her to Antarctica. In that time, Ingrid has given birth to six children and Lars has built a whaling empire. Finally, in , Ingrid convinces Lars to take her with him when he sails to the Southern Ocean to oversee the factory ships of his whaling business. But Lars will not let Ingrid be the sole woman on his ship, the Thorshavn.
Based on the little-known true story of the first woman to ever set foot on Antarctica, in Chasing the Light Jesse Blackadder has captured the drama, danger and magnetic pull of exploring uncharted places in our world and our minds. Antarctic open-sea whaling is booming and a territorial race for the mysterious continent between Norwegian and British-Australian interests is in full swing. Loyalties shift and melt and conflicts increase as they pass through the Southern Ocean and reach the whaling grounds. None of the women is prepared for the reality of meeting the whaling fleet and experiencing firsthand the brutality of the icy world. As they head for the continent itself, the race is on for the first woman to land on Antarctica. None of them expect the outcome and none of them know how they will be changed by their arrival.
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Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica. This exceptional book is about the first woman who set foot on Antarctica, and her extraordinary fight to get there. The plot is set in the early s. Three women are competing who will be the first one to get to Antarctica. None of them expect the outcome and none of them know how they will be changed by their arrival.